Run Fatboy Run
Now my expectations were not particularily high for this Simon Pegg outing, Which has been delayed for awhile now, but after going to the sneak peek of Run Fatboy Run, I’m actually pretty glad I saw it because it actually had some big laughs. So many comedy movies these days are just so unbelievably dumb, so it’s a real treat every once in awhile to see one that actually delivers. Yeah sure it is somewhat prediactable and formulaic but I was having so much of a good time that it didn’t bother me at all.
The cast here is pretty good, star Simon Pegg (who also co-wrote the film) is always likeable in the pathetic average joe role (Similar to his performances in Shaun of the Dead and the British TV show Spaced) and he has a great knack for subtle and physical comedy. Dylan Moran (Also from Shaun of the Dead) has great chemistry with Pegg as his loser best friend and even Hank Azaria and Thandie Newton are solid.
Probably a key reason in why this was such an enjoyable experience, was being in a large audience of people laughing hysterically and for me to be laughing as well. There are two scenes in particular that really got everybody going (One including “Popping a blister” and another where Pegg and Moran fight each other). The film did have a few weak points though, like I said it did follow a fairly predicatable formula and it did take a little while to really get going, but it was still a lot of fun.
All in all it was a real feel good movie and what I wish Adam Sandler’s films could still be. You don’t have to rush out to theaters to go see it, but if you feel like a laugh or two and have some time to kill than you should check it out sometime. It’s David Schwimmer’s directorial debut, plus that one Frattellis song from the trailer is actually in the move. This is an extremly solid three stars…